Short and sweet this week, I am focused on finishing this sixth book. And I’m SO close. The weekend in Fairplay put me over the top—I wrote 20,000 words in two and a half days. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you have someone taking care of your every need… (well, not EVERY need, but Michael comes close.)
My pal Susan Smith took some pics and I’m hoping she sends them on so I can post them here.
Got my Comic Con
schedule for those who may be attending: Thursday, July 23, I sign at the Penguin Booth at 11 AM
Saturday I’m on a Bram Stoker Panel: Bram Stoker: The Joss Whedon of his Day? Room 5AB 11:30 Am with autograph session to follow
Love the topic – if any of you have any comments or suggestions, send them on!
Another reason to attend this year:
Before the cult hit (Dollhouse
) returns (filming begins next month !), fans can get their fill of the dolls at San Diego’s Comic-Con. The unaired 13th episode from season one, titled “Epitaph One,” will remain off FOX broadcasting channels, but fans will be lucky enough to see the episode — and Whedon and star Eliza Dushku — during a two-hour panel.
Kris, are you seeing this?
A Video game
based on the show is apparently in the works.
New season premieres Friday Sept 9
One more TV bit: Nathan Fillion - "Castle" Tv Series - ABC announces fall premiere date for Season 2
Monday Sept 21 following Dancing With the Stars
Dorchester is taking the cell craze to a higher level—Dorchester is behind another innovative contest for unpublished writers. Authors ages 18 and older are invited to participate in America’s Next Best Celler, a literary challenge that pairs the emergent cellular generation with the traditional publishing model. The contest will award a guaranteed publishing contract with Dorchester.
Mentioned Salinger suing the author of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye. Well, guess what?Publisher of Sweden's Nicotext Fredrik Colting has now admitted that he wrote 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye and invented the pseudonym JD California. (A photo that ran in the Telegraph depicted a friend of Colting's who is an actor.)Colting claims not to have understood he was echoing Salinger's name with his pseudonym: "Somehow, John David California sounded like JD. I didn’t think about that actually. I just thought it sounded cool. Of course afterwards, I see the resemblance."
Right…. Full article here.And this, just in from the AP:US District Judge Deborah Batts issued a temporary restraining order preventing publication for at least the next 10 days of "JD California" (Frederik Colting's) book (originally called a sequel to Catcher in the Rye), finding "substantial similarities" to the original novel. She said "I'll issue a written decision as quickly as I can."Batts was highly dubious in the initial hearing that Colting's book offers any protected commentary or parody. "Let me be clear," she said. "I am having difficulty seeing that it exists" at all. Colting's attorney Edward Henry Rosenthal "did not dispute that the character is meant to be Caulfield years later."Batts indicated that she does believe the Holden Caulfield character is "sufficiently defined and delineated" to have copyright protection: "It would seem that Holden Caulfield is copyrighted."
See, I said short but sweet. Promise more pics and stuff next week. Mario explained in great detail how to post videos so I will be on the lookout to see if I can find one to experiment on because we all know, anything he can do I can do better…..
PS Tuesday, June 22 at noon, Mario, Warren Hammond (Gina, alert) and I will be signing at the Barnes and Noble in Greenwood Village: 8555 East Arapahoe Road
PPS – Didn’t get a chance to play last week, so I have to make a couple of comments here about Mario’s post
1. Captain Satan looks nothing like Mario—Captain Satan is taller, built better and has more hair
2. Here’s my idea of Satan--
3. Gina, you can run but you can’t hide…